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FAITH IN YOUR TALENT AS A WRITER

     A career in writing can be a very lonely job.  However, it can be equally exciting; we get to see our characters grow and develop their personalities.  We get to travel places that we might only get to go in our imagination.  Being an author can also bring along fear and doubt.  We get rejections on top of rejections while we see others who don’t write as well or are at least equal with us.  We wonder “What am I doing wrong?”  The truth might be that the problem is not in your writing at all. 

     We can’t doubt and have faith all at the same time.  It is impossible!  We either have faith that God gave us our talent and we will be successful in His time or we doubt that He will do what He said He will do.  If we doubt, in essence we are calling God a liar.  He either keeps His promises or He doesn’t.  And I for one know He doesn’t lie.

     We just need to have patience and wait for His time.  Sometimes it might take days, weeks or even years but when the time is right we will see God working to answer our prayers.  This has happened to me so many times.  I once prayed for a house in a certain area.  Well we moved into an apartment and it was nice so I quit praying for the house.  A couple of years later we bought a house in the area I had prayed about.  I didn’t think about my prayer until one day I was backing out of our drive and thanking God for our home when His Spirit spoke to mine and said, “You asked for a home in this area.”  Let me tell you it floored me!!  I stopped right there and said, “Yes Lord I did, please forgive me for not thanking you sooner.”  The house was what I had prayed about a couple of years before!!  God is so good all the time.

     So talk to God and if He has given you the talent to be a writer don’t doubt your success.  It will come in God’s time.  It will be the success He has planned especially for you and you will be happy.  So now instead of worry have peace in your soul and know that God is in charge.  He is working behind the scenes when we don’t see His hand in what we are doing.  Go on and in your mind see your book on the best sellers list, see yourself doing huge book signings and start now thanking God for your success.  Is this mind over matter?  I don’t think so. Remember Isaiah 41:10 ‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’  That is a promise from God!  So we don’t need to look around at other authors and see them getting published and wonder why we aren’t.  We don’t need to worry if an agent will accept us or not. 2 Timothy 7 tells us; (For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.)  All we need to do is keep writing and trusting God.  It sounds so easy but let me tell you that you will have times of doubt.  Satan will try to whisper in your ear that you are a fool and shouldn’t believe that God is in charge but don’t you believe him.  You just keep praying and asking God what He wants you to do next and trust Him for a successful outcome.

     Thanks for stopping by and until next time keep writing and keep trusting God and believe that you are a success because God doesn’t lie.

My Thoughts

    

My blog isn’t meant to be a devotional or even a Bible lesson.  No, it is my thoughts on whatever I’m thinking about.  I will share memories from my life and let me tell you it flat was not always and still is not peaches and cream.  I have had plenty of struggles but no matter what was going on either good or bad I knew and know that God is with me.  He takes care of me, even protects me from myself at times. 

     God is not just interested in us when we are in church or studying His Word.  He is interested in our life minute by minute.  He’s always there and He always cares.  We all need His protection whether we admit it or not.  I fully believe Romans 8:28.  I know for a fact he is always working in my life.

     Take last Saturday for example.

     I had been shopping.  Now when I go out and come back home I usually enter the house by the front door and put my things away before I do anything else.  Well Saturday for some reason, (I know it was the Holy Spirit directing me) I went around the back to my husband’s shop.  I asked if he would like a salad since it was almost lunch time.  He said sure and I came in the house to make our meal.

     He followed me inside but went on through the house.  Why doesn’t matter.  He found a three or four-foot Cottonmouth Moccasin sunning itself on our front porch!  Now if you like snakes I’m sorry but I don’t.  The only good snake to me is a dead snake.  Yes, he killed it.

     If I had done what I usually do and gone in the front I very well might have stepped on the thing.  They say I’m in Gwyn-land most of the time and run on automatic pilot.  So I very well might not have seen the Cottonmouth until it was too late.

     My point is that God was protecting me!  The Holy Spirit, Who is out Guide and Teacher (John 14:26, John 16:13) had me go out of the usual.  No, I did not hearing a booming voice that told me to go to the shop first.  But His Spirit spoke to my Spirit and directed.  If you don’t believe this way it’s fine with me.  But why don’t you start paying attention to things like this and see how you feel then.  Maybe you take a different way to work and don’t know why, then you hear there was a bad accident the way you usually go.  Things that you are calling coincident may very well be the Holy Spirit guiding you if you only recognize it.  I know He guides me and He helps me learn God’s Word.

     Thanks for stopping by and until next time stay safe and do something nice for someone even if you don’t like them; especially if you don’t like them.  God bless.

 

 

Walk by Faith

     My grandson, John Henry, is two years old and I absolutely love every second I get to be with him.  Right now he is at the age where his little mind is like a sponge soaking up everything he sees and hears.  The other day we were playing in the back yard when he spied a lizard.  He was like, “Wow! Ninny.”  He had to squat and watch it.  No, he didn’t want to touch because he informed me it was “Dirty.”  However, he would not leave the spot as long as the lizard stood frozen in fright.  I shuffled my foot in its direction and it ran.  Well wouldn’t you know it only went a couple of feet and stopped close to another lizard.  John Henry’s eyes went wide and he gasped in an unbelievable excited voice, “Two!”

     When we go for a walk it takes almost an hour to go around the block because he has to stop and look at every rock, bush or bug and of course smell every flower.  He is fascinated with the outside air conditioner unit.  He calls it “dictioner” and we have to stop and look at every one we pass.  I’m amazed at his fascination because this baby doesn’t like noise and never has.  Usually if he hears a leave blower, lawn mower or anything noisy he runs to me.  I take him in my arms and assure him everything is all right and he is safe because I have him.  He relaxes because he trusts me completely.  Our love for each other is unconditional.

     That’s the love God has for us; unconditional.  He wants us to trust Him the way little John Henry trusts me.  When we have a problem and run to Him He takes us in His arms and says “It’s all right I’m here.”  Jesus tells us in Matthew 18:3   “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”  We must have the faith of a child when we go to our Heavenly Father.  Faith that says not only that “He can and will” answer our prayers but that “He has!”  As soon as we ask we can rest assured He has answered.

     John Henry doesn’t question if he will have food to eat, clothes to wear or a clean safe place to sleep.  He trusts us to supply these things for him.  God wants us to have the same faith that He will supply all our needs.  Jesus tells us in Matthew 6:31-32 ‘So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.’  God knows what we need and supplies it even before we know we have a need.  We are to have faith as a child.

     When you have this kind of faith in our Heavenly Father you are filled with a joy this world can not understand.  So take a walk with God as John Henry walks with me.  Hold God’s hand and let Him guide you and show you the wonderful things He wants to share with you.  Trust Him to supply all that you need.  Listen to Him talk.  In short, enjoy an intimate fellowship with God.  I’m telling you it can’t be beat; absolutely nothing on earth can compare with it.

     Thanks for stopping by, until next time stay safe and may God bless you.